Socio-economic development, sustainability govt’s top priorities: FM Qureshi



Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday appreciated the Pakistani diaspora in the United States for connecting with the knowledge economy of Pakistan and creating mutually beneficial bridges.

The foreign minister's remarks came while he was speaking at a virtual Start-Up summit organised by the Pakistani community in the United States.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has initiated a Diaspora Outreach Research initiative and Innovation Network to effectively engage with Pakistanis residing abroad," he said.

The foreign minister added that this databasing and networking would allow us to create research and innovation linkages and drive value from the experience of our diaspora across the world.

"The start-up ecosystem in Pakistan is featuring more and more success stories and this event will provide a better understanding of the start-up landscape and opportunities in the country," Qureshi added.

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FM Qureshi reaffirmed that socio-economic development and sustainability are top priorities of the current government.

On March 27, it was reported that FM Quresh emphasised the promotion of multifaceted bilateral ties including political and trade relations between Pakistan and European countries.

The foreign minister's remarks came during a visit by a member of the British House of Lords, Lord Wajid Khan in Islamabad.

"Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Britain," the foreign minister said adding that uplift of Pakistani diaspora living abroad was among top priorities of the incumbent government.

FM Qureshi further added that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the UN Security Council's resolutions, was inevitable.

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